"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-26-2007, 07:02 AM   #31
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
a Beer (or wine) just a little bit before you eat.
__________________

__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #32
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,113
(candies-marshmallow, nougat, caramel +++), dip in chocolate
(sour salad dressing), add a little honey or sugar
(crust for pasties), add a little sugar for taste and browning (grandma taught me)
(green goddess dressing), ground up anchovies (mmm)
(asparagus), summer savory
(meats), garlic
salt-moderation, minimalization, but I love it.
~blissful
__________________

__________________
blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 09:59 PM   #33
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Collier County, Fl.
Posts: 4,198
(Kitchenelf, you'll like this one. How could you forget?)



COCKTAILS!!!!!
__________________
quicksilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 10:01 PM   #34
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,171
I made some beef stew the other day and the recipe call for 1 tablespoon of a dry Barbecue Seasoning to be mixed with the flour to dredge the stew meat. It really gave the stew a very different taste. It had a little kick to it. Very good.
__________________
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will
Rogers
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 09:07 AM   #35
Executive Chef
 
Michelemarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suburb of Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,614
Send a message via Yahoo to Michelemarie
fresh herbs can liven up alot of things..................
__________________
Michele Marie
Michelemarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #36
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitchenelf View Post
Salt was going to be my #1 choice but oddly another couple ingredients that can be used in sweet or savory dishes is cilantro and lime. I've just got a "thing" for those two flavors. They are a great addition to fruit i.e., fruit salsa, or just some fresh fruits, like watermelon, and pineapple, and they add so much flavor to chicken, pork, fish, etc.

But that one certain thing would have to be salt.
Cilantro is a very difficult flavor... certainly NOT universally loved, and all those people to whom the stuff tastes like soapsuds actually have a sensitivity to it... Lime, while not nearly so versatile as lemon, is another story, but I think it's fairly cuisine-specific.

Thyme is (imho) the most universal herb flavor after parsley. and Marjoram is very much used in Europe.
__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #37
Head Chef
 
Adillo303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Haledon, New Jersey
Posts: 1,072
Send a message via AIM to Adillo303
Realizing, out of the gate, that I am in tall company here, I make a lot of use of Adobo. I put it on veggies, beef, pork and fish. I do not necessarily use a lot of it, sometimes just a hint. I find that it adds a different taste in different foods.

Maybe just me, but, I do like it.

AC
__________________
Adillo303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 11:32 PM   #38
Head Chef
 
Caine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CHINATOWN
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
Quote:
Originally Posted by *amy* View Post
Whipped cream.
especially good on a baloney sandwich!
__________________
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #39
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,214
Garlic, fennel, cumin, caraway, sweet basil are my principle seasoning agents that go into most of my cooking these days
__________________
Cook with passion or don't cook at all
Dave Hutchins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 12:12 AM   #40
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
Many foods can be improved (to my tastes anyway) with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and tomatoes (not necessarily all together, but that combination does definitely work for any tomato based meals).

I like thyme in tomato based foods.

As already pointed out, for desserts (and hot chocolate), you can't go wrong with whipped cream!

Barbara
__________________

__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.